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Archives for November 2014

Ten Worst Business Decisions of All Time

Anyone can learn from their own mistakes.  It takes a smart person to learn from someone else’s mistakes.  To that end , here are the “Ten Worst Business Decisions of All Time” according to two Australians who offer a collection of videos about 10 Best or 10 Worst lists on a number of topics. It… [Continue Reading]

Driving Miss Daisy (and everyone else)

The wonderful film  “Driving Miss Daisy”  portrayed an aging wealthy widow who could afford to hire a chauffeur to drive her when she no longer could. The driverless car touted by Google and others will make it possible for all of us to have chauffeurs when we no longer can (or should) be behind the wheel.… [Continue Reading]

Getting Better at Getting Better – a/k/a Continuous Improvement

The ever increasing degree of competition in the world means that,  learning and development can never end.  A recent article looks at how the meaning of high performance in the worlds of sports, the arts and finally business ,  and what it now takes to achieve it,  has changed over the years.  The stellar performance of a few… [Continue Reading]

Looking Forward to Your Future – Do You Wanna Be an Old Master?

Not only can you expect to live longer than your parents, you can expect a longer retirement and maybe a second career if you want (or need to because the first one did not provide enough for your to retire on).  To get ready for that day, check out this New York Times article which… [Continue Reading]

Jumpstart 2015: Try November Resolutions

We are less than two months away from New Year’s Day and the resolutions we’ll make (but probably not keep).   If you want to escape this vicious cycle, try starting in November with a 30 day technique that will dramatically enhance your chances of success.  But don’t take my word for it.  One man put this into… [Continue Reading]